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A 30-year-old female asked:

can sound of the instrument used to cut my cast ( on ankle) can cause harm to my fetus in 7th month of pregnancy how to preventr it?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brian Richman
Podiatry 29 years experience
No : A cast saw can not harm your fetus, it does make aloud noise and can get hot, it can feel like it is cutting you, but if there is enough cast padding underneath the cast and taken off properly there should be no problems.
Dr. Michael Patney
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Unlikely: The sound would be greatly muffled by soft tissue and fluid.

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